The web site of Brandel Zachernuk

Hi! My name is Brandel Zachernuk, and I have strong interest in Extended Mind Thesis and Embodied Cognition. In particular, I want to apply these models of thinking to improve technologically-mediated communication.

Resources

Articles

Sunny Bains - Mixed Feelings

Bains covers a range of sensory prosthesis, and the interviews that she conducts with users of the technologies show how deeply integrated they can be to our perception.

Videos

Andy Clark - Extended You

Clark is the co-author of the paper originally proposing Extended Mind. There are many other videos of his thinking, as well as several excellent books, this is probably the best place to start.

David Kirsh - Thinking with the Body and other things

Kirsh has done extensive research on using the body to think, starting with his 1994 paper on expert players of tetris who will turn the blocks just to see where they'll fit. He coined the distinction between 'epistemic' and 'pragmatic' activities, which I like a lot.

Barbara Tversky - Mind in Motion: How action shapes thought

Tversky has researched the use of gesture within the internal process of thinking, and helps show that much of the gesturing we'd think we are doing for others is actually useful to us and our thinking. This talk is a brief overview of her book of the same title, which is excellent.

About me

I have been building novel interactive digial systems professionally since 2002. I post sketches of interactive work periodically on Twitter, CodePen, and, occasionally, ShaderToy. You can find about about my professional work at LinkedIn.
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